Oline Lottery tickets are available to purchase online. The price of online lottery tickets is usually the same as brick-and-mortar lottery tickets – unless of course you are playing in a state where it is illegal to do so. Online lottery tickets also do not include handling or entry fees. In New York, Nebraska, and Arizona, players must be at least 18 years old. Underage gambling is a criminal offense, and violators may be punished by heavy fines and/or jail time.
There are two main drawbacks to online lottery tickets. Purchasing tickets online is not secure. Lottery companies must store your personal data and use geolocation technology to prevent fraudulent purchases. However, you can purchase online lottery tickets on a tablet or smartphone from the comfort of your own home. Top lottery websites are also mobile-compatible, so you can buy tickets on the go with ease. One drawback to online lotteries is that they typically feature only the most popular lotteries, and do not offer smaller games that may only be available in specific states.
Online lottery agents work with local representatives from various jurisdictions and can purchase lottery tickets on your behalf. Once your purchase is completed, you receive an email confirmation. You can then select and choose the numbers you want to play, just like you would if you bought the tickets in person. The process is similar to buying lottery tickets in person. However, online lottery agents are not required to give you the same service that a physical lottery agent would.